Honda EM 500 Banned

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 14:48
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Hi everybody , Whats the feelings out there on the ban on the Honda EM500 Genset . I thought a simple modification would have been sufficient . Honda are offering a buy back of $200 or $300 as a trade . I guess it spells the end .

Cheers Bungarra
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:53

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:53
That's a bit like asking me what do I think of gay whales asking for landrights!!

Why was this thing banned?

When was it banned?

Where is it banned?

Wolfie
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Reply By: normc - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 16:18

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 16:18
This link has the story:
http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media/statements/2005/April/Unsafe_portable_gene.html
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 16:26

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 16:26
Cheers, going there now........ gone....... did you like that?
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 16:33

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 16:33
Yep, I'm back.....

So, it took 'em what..... 24 years to work it all out!

The plug fits both outlets, and it took them 24 years!!!!

Mate, someone needs to be seriously reamed, with the plug, I might add.

24 years......

Wow, that's like saying don't drive your EH Holden, 'cause we've just learnt it doesn't have seat belts.

24 years.....

So, what was the Australian Government doing to ensure electrical safety on imports back then?

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 17:41

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 17:41
cmon wolfie I am a bit hazy on holden products but 24 years ago wernt we driving vb maybe even vh comodores
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 17:45

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 17:45
Damn!!! He caught me out, the EH was 1964....

I was having a temporary moment of time shift, or something...... damn...... he sprung me......... damn.......

Wolfie
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Reply By: tonysmc - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 17:09

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 17:09
I think you will find that they are not "BANNED". Anyone that has one can still use them if they want. In this day and age of litigation I believe Honda is just trying to cover themselves for the next person who does the wrong thing, gets eletrocuted and then looks for someone else to blame. Alot of these gennys are over 20 years old and IMHO it shows what a good product they are.Yes it would be nice to get a replacement part, but I think they call that planned obsolecence. (wish this had spellcheck) I think its a great excuse to tell the better half trade up to a eu10i
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 06:18

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 06:18
Or better still, take the $200, go and buy a $98 bunnings job and use the rest for fuel for a weekend away.
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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 12:02

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 12:02
Honda are only concerned with the EM 500s that have THAT plug...My EM500 (nearly new for 20 years old) doesnt!! It has the 'T' shaped 12 v plug and you cannot get the plugs mixed up or the plority wrong.
When I asked Honda about it, they said its not effected and keep enjoying a top little genni!

Besides, to trade up only $200 for a $1200-$1600 EUi 1 is rediculous, who wouldnt just buy a Bunnings one for $98 and if it ever stuffs up....BUY ANOTHER ONE!! You can do that every year for the next 12 -16 and still be ahead!! Hey might be a nice side buisiness with all the spare parts you would have!!

HAHAHA

Nah my EM500 is like new and I will keep it till it dies!

Matt.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 12:43

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 12:43
Actually . . . because they have a 12mth warranty , and Bunnings have an excellent return policy . . . you could factor in about half that . . . worse case scenario . . . ;)
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Reply By: darcla - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 20:29

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 20:29
Hi All who have been following this post (Banned ) means exactly that for the model that has the terminals of the configuration that resembles the 240 volt pin configuration , I have followed it through today With the guy Who actually placed the ban in W.A . I also believe this applies right throughout Australia .
I was given the ok to go ahead to modify my genset to comply with regulations .Then have it checked out by their inspector & passed if it meets there criterier & continue to use it . I carried out these mods today for a cost of $10 for materials . Has taken me about 4 hrs but probably do in 1.5 another time .
Cheers Bungarra .
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 12:24

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 12:24
How are they going to know if you are using it?

If someone's really worried about the saftey side of it, just fill the 12vDC part with silicone and throw away the cable IMHO.

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